Souvenir Recipes

Like edible souvenirs, these our easy versions of recipes inspired by a trip or a memory of eating on the road so that you can eat like a local even if you never leave home.
The Hugo Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

The Hugo Cocktail

One of my fave moments during my recent trip to the Amalfi coast was at the hillside town of Ravello where I spent a lazy day poolside. While there I tried these super light elderflower spritzes and I've quickly become a fan. 

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Cook The Book: Tomato Soup With Jamón & Idiazábal From Basque Cookbook | http://saltandwind.com

Cook The Book: Tomato Soup With Jamón & Idiazábal From Basque Cookbook

Inspired by the tomato soup at one of our all-time favorite tapas bars in San Sebastian, Spain, this soup from Jose Pizzaro's new cookbook has us dreaming of Basque country!

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{Palmiers Façon Provençale} Savory Olive and Tomato Palmiers  | http://saltandwind.com

{Palmiers Façon Provençale} Savory Olive and Tomato Palmiers

Inspired by the Avignon Les Halles, these savory tomato and olive Palmiers are a taste of Provence.

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Lemongrass and Cinnamon Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea | http://saltandwind.com

Lemongrass and Cinnamon Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea

Hawaii has changed Iced Tea for me and it's all because of Plantation Iced Tea. Like an Arnold Palmer but with pineapple juice, the best I’ve come across is from Diamond Head Grill and this is my shot at recreating it.

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The Modern Lobster Roll | http://saltandwind.com

The Modern Lobster Roll

I had never stepped foot on Cape Cod until a few years ago.  I didn't know much, though, in my mind, it was all about sporting Nantucket Reds, mastering sailing, hobnobbing with the Kennedys, and lobster rolls. While I can't attest for the first three, what I can tell you is that it is very much about the lobster roll.

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Green Falafel Wraps  | http://saltandwind.com

Green Falafel Wraps

My friend Delilah has taught me a lot. She's taught me that a train cocktail is a must when taking the Amtrak surfliner for our weekend Baja California trips. She's taught me that is perfectly fine to steal your neighbors loquats if it's to make jam that you'll then give to said neighbor. And she's taught me about the magic that are these falafel.

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Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie

So, a lot of people think of Southern California and think all we eat are smoothies, juices, and salads. These days there's much more going on in SoCal when it comes to food but, it's true, we'll always go for a good smoothie. One of my favorite places to get a smoothie is at Backyard Bowls where everything is fresh and flavorful but never too sweet. I like the Tropical Ginger Smoothie so much that I decided to make my own version here!

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Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon | http://saltandwind.com

Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

Fellow food friend, author, and world traveler, Heather Christo, was diagnosed with a handful of allergies a few years ago and we've got major respect because, instead of having it drag her down, it's only made her more creative in the kitchen. Her latest cookbook, Pure Delicious, is a collection of some of her best allergy-free recipes like this awesome salad. 

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Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail

When it comes to margaritas, I like them on the rocks and Cadillacs, because it's the luxury car of margaritas and the addition of premium orange liqueur makes all the difference to me. But this cocktail is inspired by a road trip I took from Los Angeles to Austin,  made with guava juice and a splash of soda for a Guava Cadillac of sorts. 

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Guava Mezcal Mule Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Guava Mezcal Mule Cocktail

There's a liquor store in Baja California that might just have the best Mexican liquor selection I've ever seen. I'd tell you where it is but I've been sworn to secrecy by the friend who first showed me the place. What I can tell you is I make sure to buy my 1L worth of alcohol and I bring back a...

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Fillet O’ Fish Shop Burger | http://saltandwind.com

Fillet O’ Fish Shop Burger

On the second season of Off Menu, we stopped in Dublin and it was my first time visiting Ireland. My family is of Irish descent so I went for it: pints of Guinness, learned to jig, and hunted down the city’s best fish and chips. My consensus? Nothing compares to the fish and chips at Fish Shop.

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Crispy Black Lentils with Asparagus, Jamon Serrano, and Crème Fraîche Mustard Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Crispy Black Lentils with Asparagus, Jamon Serrano, and Crème Fraîche Mustard Sauce

The ultimate souvenir recipe, this recipe is a nod to a restaurant that's not around any longer. When I first graduated from college, I moved back to my hometown of Los Angeles and into an apartment with my older sister. We'd frequent this hole-in-a-wall BYOB tapas place that channeled Spain almost as well as Vicky Christina Barcelona. 

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